Matthew Parris has recently been cutting travel for the BBC with the installation of a broadcast quality home video link.
“At home in Derbyshire it has always pained me when the Corporation offer to taxi me to the nearest studio (Derby or Sheffield, both about an hour’s ride away), for three reasons…
First because nine times out of ten I must then turn the engagement down: two or three hours out of the day for a five minute interview makes no sense.
It’s always pained me when the BBC offers to taxi me from my home in Derbyshire to the nearest studio (Derby or Sheffield, both about an hour’s ride away). Nine times out of ten I turn the engagement down anyway, as two or three hours out of the day for a five minute interview makes no sense. Then there’s the cost of the taxi - around £100. A reliable, quality link like this makes it easy and time-cheap for me, and easy and inexpensive for the BBC.
A reliable quality link (and so far In:Quality has never failed) makes it easy and time-cheap for me, and easy and inexpensive for the BBC.”
Matthew Parris - regular contributor to R4, R5L, News Channel & Nations.
Lives 25 miles from nearest studio in Derby.
Taxis travelled from Derby prior to pickup and back after drop-off.
100 taxi miles saved per appearance = 34.130 kgCO2e
0.012 kWh used per appearance = 00.006 kgCO2e
23 BBC appearances to date = 784.852 kgCO2e saving